How to Make Immune Boosting Elderberry Syrup
Elderberries are prized for their high antioxidant concentration and are widely used to help combat cold and flu symptoms. Make this simple and flavorful syrup and boost immunity, fight cold and flu symptoms while enjoying the antioxidant rich, herbal sweetness!
Make Your Own Flu Fighting Syrup From HomeSo why syrup? There are a couple reasons that these berries, which can be prepared in many ways, are so often enjoyed in syrup form. One reason is practicality. Most traditional elderberry syrups are made with a good portion of raw honey, and the sugar content acts as a natural preservative for your beneficial berries.
- 1 CUP DRIED ELDERBERRIES
- 4 CUPS WATER
- 2 TBSP CRUSHED GINGER ROOT
- 1/2 TSP WHOLE CLOVES OR CLOVE POWDER
- 1 CUP LOCAL RAW HONEY
Pour water into a medium saucepan and add Elderberries, Ginger, Cinnamon and Cloves then bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until liquid is reduced by half.
Remove from heat and strain into a glass measuring cup, noting the amount of liquid produced.
Add strained liquid back into the saucepan on low heat.
Add equal parts of raw Honey into the saucepan and stir well.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Store in a glass mason jar and keep in the refrigerator.
Take 1-2 tsp by itself daily or drizzle some over pancakes, waffles, into smoothies, salads or more!
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